California Highway Patrol Hands Officers Vital New Tools

Brad Grimes | State Tech | July 13, 2021

CHP distributed 500 Panasonic Toughbook CF-20 detachable notebook computers to its motorcycle officers for collecting stop data. Deployed as ruggedized touch tablets, the officers could slip the devices into their saddlebags and use the touch screen interface to enter the required information. The Toughbook CF-20 is one of more than 200 mobile devices certified to work with the First Responder Network Authority (FirstNet), the nationwide broadband network for public safety agencies, including police and fire.

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